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“Traditional American fine dining”

Senart's Oyster and Chop House
Ranked #570 of 3,488 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Senart's offers a very comfortable, wood paneled dining room including 2 working fireplaces and decorated with dozens of historic DC photos and mural paintings. The drinks menu was great, their house specialty "Moscow Mule" would really hit the spot in the summer. We ordered a dozen raw oysters ( and you can't beat the happy hour price of $1 VA oysters- available on weekends, too, until 7pm) a chilled whole 1 lb lobster, and a couple of steaks. Everything was as it should be, American, traditional, unfussy, and I felt the prices were quite reasonable for DC. If they would round out their menu with a few more regional dishes, such as crab bisque/dip/cakes, and a local fish such as rockfish, this place would represent our region very nicely, and a bit less "generically."

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Thank sjtam
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing meal! We stumbled upon this and so glad we did! Fantastic prime rib with oysters on the half shell and a great wine selection! The ambiance is modern yet cozy and warm. Two thumbs up!!

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Came here with my wife on her first visit to Washington DC in May 2013. The layout of the restaurant - long, narrow seating area - made the setting quite intimate. Excellent seafood (oysters) and unusual Elk loin main course - served rare (but hot) and cut like butter.

Have been back since with family - always a good experience

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1  Thank maguirecn
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Went to Senart's last night for the first time and it was an amazing experience! The service was fabulous and food rocked! What's not to love...they have Victory Golden Monkey on tap!!!

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We were looking for a seafood restaurant but weren't too optimistic since we hail from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia where the seafood is excellent - and I am often disappointed in restaurants in the DC area. But the food was fantastic at Senart's Oyster and Chop House on 8th Street. I had a Martini that was perfect - icy cold and exactly as ordered - we enjoyed an appetizer of artichoke and bacon dip that was out of this world - full of flavor and piping hot. For dinner we had the Chicken Piccatta and the Crab Cakes - both of the entrees were generously portioned, served hot and bursting with flavor. The service was impeccable and all of the food was wonderful. If I lived in the area - this restaurant would definitely be a regular stop for me!

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1  Thank DAHJ
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